Welcome to my obsession with children’s books–especially the ones that deal with everyday challenges in a fun and compelling way. I’ll share old classics, new gems, and everything in between to help support you and your kids (or just your kids if they like to read solo). Sign up and you’ll get my top-pick resources, delivered to your inbox each month on the full and new moon.

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed (Nancy Paulsen Books, 2018)

October 29, 2019

This is an important book. It’s about rights, justice, and freedom of girls to receive an education. It’s about how life isn’t fair. It’s about choosing to do scary things. It’s about change. 12-year-old Amal lives in a small village in Pakistan. Being forced into servitude to pay off her… Read More

Now by Antoinette Portis (Roaring Brook Press, 2017)

September 28, 2019

It’s officially autumn here in the Northern hemisphere! Back to school time sure makes September busy. It’s the perfect time to slow down, grab this book and cozy up with a little one. A leaf, a hug, a worm, swinging or whatever the little girl is doing right now, is… Read More

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick Press, 2018)

September 14, 2019

Twelve-year old Louisiana Elefante is spunky, brave and determined to find her way back home. Louisiana tells her story first hand—to make sure somebody knows what happened to her. It begins when her eccentric granny wakes her up at 3 am to tell her the day of reckoning has arrived,… Read More

Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran (Harper Collins, 1991)

July 3, 2019

It was a rocky hill in the Arizona desert with nothing but sand, rocks, old boxes, cacti and desert plants. Marian called it Roxaboxen. It was an enchanted place—brought to life by the children’s imagination. Marian, her siblings and friends create a village and lively play worlds using what they… Read More